Judge blocks publication of collective bargaining law

Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi today granted a temporary restraining order blocking publication of the collective bargaining bill.

Sumi said she was given no evidence to show why the conference committee could not have given a 24-hour notice for its meeting last week or why a timely notice was not provided.

Sumi said some may ask how a bill can be stopped in its tracks by a “minor” issue like failure to properly notice a meeting.

“My response is it’s not minor; it’s not a minor detail,” she said, adding it is of utmost importance that nothing that happens in government occur in secret.

Sumi said similar to the First Amendment protections of controversial speech, “the open meetings law exists to ensure open government in controversial matters.”

via wispolitics.com


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